In that role, Lokesh meticulously worked to positionAndhra Pradesh as a technology hub of the future and created an innovation driven environment. By taking several radical decisions in the Rural Development sector, he accelerated the reach of development benefits including roads, LED lighting, water piping, etc. to the remotest of villages across the state. His timely intervention and concrete measures to alleviate the summer water crisis in rural regions won him praise from all. He is well regarded for his proactive administration, intense knowledge gathering in relevant subjects and active grievance redressal via multiple media.